President of Ukraine

Judicial system in its current format has proved its ineligibility - President during a meeting with the leadership of parliament and government

25 February 2021 - 20:50

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, heads of parliamentary committees and government representatives.

The draft laws to be considered by the Verkhovna Rada next plenary week in the context of the implementation of Volodymyr Zelenskyy's election program were discussed at the meeting.

In particular, MPs are ready to consider a bill to reform the judicial system of Ukraine. Relevant legislative initiatives were developed during a broad discussion with the participation of public representatives. Next week, the issue of judicial reform will be further discussed at the next All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30".

"The judicial system in its current format has proved its ineligibility. Ukrainians do not trust the courts, this institution is too corrupt and too shaky. We must change this, because the changes in the judiciary are the key to a strong Ukraine, where the rights of every citizen are protected. This is also a step forward on the path of Ukraine's European integration," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

A block of economic legislative initiatives was also considered. In particular, the Verkhovna Rada will be urged to complete the vote on a package of bills to support investment projects with significant investments ("investment nannies"). This package will help the "investment nannies" project start working in full. The law will provide state protection and legal assistance to foreign investors who will initiate investment projects worth 20 million euros and more.

In addition, the participants discussed legislative initiatives in the field of ecology. In particular, a bill to reduce the use of plastic bags and replace them with decomposable ones. Many large retail chains have already switched to packages made of environmentally friendly materials. The bill will encourage the reduction of the use of plastic bags and the transition to environmentally friendly substitutes.